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MAY 1 COVID-19 UPDATE; Eight New Pott County Cases This Week

New Cases Reported in Tecumseh, Shawnee and, for the first time, Wanette


April 30, 2020


May 1, 2020 – Statewide, 36 deaths and 485 new cases of COVID-19 were reported this week. Today, three new cases have been reported locally, along with 130 new state cases and eight more fatalities, according to the newest data released from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

State totals now number 3,748 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 230 fatalities and 2,467 recovered, an increase of 66, leaving 1,051 active cases. OSDH defines recovered as, “Currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report.”

Pottawatomie has now had 48 confirmed cases of the virus, with 32 recovered and four fatalities, the last of which was reported by OSDH on April 18.

For the first time, Wanette now has COVID-19 cases confirmed. OSDH data shows two cases confirmed yesterday, with one listed as recovered in today’s data.

Shawnee’s total case number increased by two, for a new total of 29 cases, four fatalities, and 18 recovered. The 74801 zip code area now reflects 16 cases, with 12 recovered. The north side, 74804, now reflects 12 cases, three deaths and six recovered. OSDH data shows the fourth fatality was also a Shawnee resident, but does not currently have it assigned to either specific zip code.

Tecumseh also picked up another case today for a total of five confirmed and two reported as recovered by OSDH.

Throughout the rest of the county, OSDH data reflects the following: 4 recovered cases in McLoud/Dale*; 3 recovered in Asher/74826 area; 2 recovered cases in Earlsboro*; 1 recovered case in Maud*; 1 active case in Meeker*; and 2 cases in Konawa*, with 1 fatality newly listed. (*Denotes multi-county towns.) Seminole County’s fatality data also increased from one yesterday to two today, however, no deaths from neighboring Seminole County are listed in today’s OSDH situation update.

Of the eight Oklahoma deaths announced today one occurred within the past 24 hours and seven occurred April 21-29. All were aged 65 or older. There were three in Washington County, two males and one female; one female each in Oklahoma and Cleveland counties; and one male each in Comanche, Pontotoc and Rogers counties.

The number of people seen in an Oklahoma hospital and self-quarantined (during the 24-hour reporting period) was 575, an increase of 21, according to the April 30 OSDH Executive Order Report.


• SSM Health is offering free virtual evaluations at

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• Drive-thru testing by appointment, as tests are available, in downtown Shawnee, at Community Health Shawnee Family Medical Center, 130 N. Broadway, Suite 30. Call 405-395-0300 to pre-register and set an appointment.

• Curbside testing also available by appointment, as tests are available, at the Pottawatomie County Health Department by calling 405-273-2157.

• Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is now available at the Oklahoma Health Center in coordination with the University of Oklahoma. If you are experiencing symptoms, call 405-271-7774 to make an appointment. More information can be found at

• A list of COVID-19 testing sites across Oklahoma can be found at

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